Hampton Inn - College Park
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... finally found a door out, we still didn't know where these people found the food. It was exhilarating to finally get outside into the fresh air and all thoughts of coffee were gone...we just wanted to find our way back to the hotel. Joan and I were wondering why Mary hadn't warned us of a 4th hazard....don't walk in Washington in the dark, unless you have to. We finally made it back to the hotel, and after a conference regarding the next day's plans, we headed to our rooms, ...
No pictures for the last two days in DC. On Monday we went to the National Archives. In the morning we did a little genealogy on the bottom floor and in the afternoon we went upstairs to see our nation's original documents. We saw the originals of: Declaration of Independence, US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. No photography allowed.
Tuesday we went to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Very sobering, ...
... DC. Pennsylvania Ave leading up to the White House was closed because the president of some other country (don't know who yet) is staying at the Willard Hotel.
Tomorrow we have a tour of the Capitol Building thanks to our friend, George Price. We are super excited. No telling who we might see.
... bed where Lincoln died in the building across the street.
We ended the day with a walk through the International Spy Museum. While this was a little "Hollywood," it did contain quite a lot of cool spy stuff, like shoes with hidden compartments, spy cameras, and other things straight out of James Bond movies. We learned that the movies are not really all that far off when it comes to spycraft, and sometimes the spy agencies ...
... treasure. Spacecraft and aircraft from all eras are displayed. They have the Enola Gay, which was the B-29 that delivered the first A-bomb and a Concorde SST. From the Cessna 180 flown around the world by the first woman to do so way back in 1964 to Nazi planes to Cold War aircraft, this is an amazing place to visit to see an exceptional array of aircraft with all their related histories.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services